Fallon Denies Calling Trump After Tonight Show Appearance: ‘I Don’t Know What He’s Talking About’
Jimmy Fallon had a lot to say about President Donald Trump‘s recent attacks against him.
Fallon kicked off his monologue Monday night by addressing the president’s tweet slamming him, calling on him to “be a man” after he was apologetic for his 2016 interview when he famously messed up Trump’s hair.
“As you may have heard, the President of the United States went after me on Twitter,” Fallon told his audience. “So Melania, if you’re watching, I don’t think your anti-bullying campaign is working.”
Later on, the Tonight Show host explained what was behind Trump’s tweet, which was an interview he gave in which he said he would have done his sit-down with the then-candidate “differently” and despite being “depressed” about the election at the time, he’s not depressed anymore since it was “two years ago” and that he has a show to do.
However, he did defend his curiosity over Trump’s hair.
“We’ve always wanted to touch trump’s hair,” Fallon said. “That’s all people wanted to know is what is his hair real? Is it a toupee? Is it fake? Is it cgi? No one has any idea what is on the man’s head. So I go, ‘I’m going to get in there and I’ll touch it and I’ll tell you if it’s real.’ And we’ve asked him for years, he’s a reality star on NBC, he’s been on our show ten times. And we’ve always asked him. He’s like, ‘No thanks.'”
Fallon confirmed that it was a “real combover” on Trump’s head, calling it “unbelievable” and comparing it to “beating egg whites.”
But then Fallon rebuked Trump’s repeated claim that he called to thank him for the “monster ratings.”
“And he said he called and said, ‘Monster ratings.’ First of all, I’ve never called this human in my life. I don’t have his number, I don’t want his number,” Fallon continued. “I’ve never said ‘monster ratings.’ I don’t know what he’s talking about. By the way, Donald, I don’t know if you’ve seen my ratings the past two years, you didn’t help my ratings. But, really, thanks a lot. Thanks for nothing.”
Watch the clip above, via NBC.
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